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Edwin Franko Goldman

1878 – 1956

 

—Composer – Conductor —

 
Edwin Franko Goldman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2012
1. Edwin Franko Goldman Marker
Inscription. A Landmark of American Music The Guggenheim Concerts by the world renowned Goldman Band were played here “on the mall” every summer from 1923 to 1969. Presented by the National Music Council and Exxon [Seal of the American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976]
 
Erected 1976 by National Music Council and Exxon.
 
Location. 40° 46.362′ N, 73° 58.266′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from The Mall. Touch for map. The marker is mounted on the bandshell located on The Mall in New York Central Park. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10019, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bethesda Fountain and Terrace (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pilgrim (about 700 feet away); Balto (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Falconer Statue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Landmarks of New York (approx. ¼ mile away); Thaddeus Kosciuszko (approx. 0.4 miles away); Andy Warhol (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Evans Hughes (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Edwin Franko Goldman - World Military Bands.
The Naumburg Bandshell image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2012
2. The Naumburg Bandshell
The Edwin Franko Goldman Marker is on the left side of the band stand.
For more than 90 years the Goldman band has been recognized as a vital part of America’s concert life. It has served not only to thrill and entertain the public, but also to cultivate in a purely professional manner the traditions and repertoire nurtured by two centuries of American bands. (Submitted on June 30, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Talking to the Walls. If walls could talk, the Naumburg Bandshell would be New York City’s fiercest chatterbox. It’s been standing between Bethesda Terrace and Central Park’s famed, tree-lined Mall Promenade for almost 80 years, collecting memories while sharing music and words. (Submitted on June 30, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Elkan Naumburg Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2012
3. Elkan Naumburg Plaque
In Memory of Elkan Naumburg Who inaugurated orchestral concerts in the old band stand on the mall 50 years ago and donated this stand in 1923 May 30, 1955 [This plaque is on the right side of the band stand.]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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